K. Deepa & Dr. P. Janardhana Kumar Reddy (Associate Professor), Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
Relationship between Mobile Applications and Acquisition of English Pronunciation among Middle School Students
The study proved that there is a strong positive relationship between Mobile Application and Acquisition of English Pronunciation among Middle School Students. It is based on the descriptive style. It is used to obtain information concerning the current status of the phenomena to describe “what exists” with respect to variables or conditions in a situation. The methods involved range from the survey which describes the status quo, the correlation study which investigates the relationship between variables, the developmental studies which seek to determine changes over time.The sampling method of the study comes under the stratified random sampling through which 200 students from middle school (Standard 6 – 8) were selected. Tools used were “Know your Mobile Apps – Questionnaire” and “English Pronunciation Test” which were self-constructed and validated by the investigator. Both the tools were administered to the selected samples and the data obtained were statistically analysed. The descriptive analysis such as mean, standard deviation, t-test and correlation were found in order to describe the mean difference and to find the level of significance of the test based on the subgroups of the sample. Inferential analysis was done in order to find the relationship between the independent and dependent variables and correlation scores were deduced. From the analysis it has been proved that the variables are positively correlated with strong uphill linear relationship. This result can be interpreted in the following way: students those who are aware of the available mobile applications and those who use it in their learning processes are good in their English pronunciation standard. Hence it can be seen that positive relationship exists between mobile applications and acquisition of English pronunciation among the middle school students.